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"Being a member of the AADS has given me the opportunity to rub shoulders with peers and representatives from all corners of our industry. The invaluable knowledge and friendships gained have helped our business grow."
John Jamieson, Diesel Care

September 2019

The AADS would like to invite everyone to attend the 2019 AADS conference to be held at the Stamford Plaza Hotel situated right in the heart of Auckland’s CBD on Friday 6 th & Saturday 7 th of September 2019

AADS Annual Conference

AADS has a conference each year. The location of the conference varies and is generally held in a venue within Australia and New Zealand over 3 days. It consists of plenary sessions, workshops, trade exhibition and a social program for delegates, their partners and families.

The conference presents significant opportunities for suppliers within the diesel community to promote their products and services through exhibiting, being a conference sponsor or a speaker.

AADS Annual Conference
Past Events

AADS NZ Branch Confrence

- 11th & 12th September 2015 -

Tauranga, New Zealand

* Trade Exhibits * Garrett Honeywell Technical Representitive Presentation * Technical Training * MTA Guest Speaker * Technical Presentations * Key OEM Representitives * Partners Program * Dinner at The Classic Flyers aviation museum * Golf Challeng Cup * 

Photos from the event can be found here

2015 ADS Convention & Tradeshow 
August  4 - 7, 2015  San Antonio, TX 


2015 AADS Conference

"Your Organisation, Your Future"

Venue - Swissotel Sydney CBD
26th-29th March 2015 
Registration form available here.
A charity auction to rais funds for "Cure for MND" was held during the Awards Dinner on Saturday night. 
We are proud to announce that we raised a healthy $5850 for this great charity!! 
It is with great pleasure we are able to announce the keynote speaker for the AADS Conference is: 
Mr. Chris Harrington, Robert Bosch Regional President Asia Pacific South Pacific Southeast
AAAA - Australian Auto Aftermarket Awards (Breakfast and Dinner Invitations)
Please see these links for the registration form that might best suit you:       
25 March 2015 - Breakfast Awards (Melbourne)
25 March 2015 - Diner Awards (Melbourne)                            

AECS Scope Skills Training Seminar

17th – 19th November 2014

Due to popular response in filling positions quickly for our first course, the NSW AADS State Branch training committee, (John Jamieson & Colin Naveau) are inviting expressions of interest for a possible second training course to be held in Orange, NSW. ( I will need this indication before 26th September)

The course will consist of first part of introductory electronic diagnostics from AECS AED course, and then their scope skills training course. This has been put together for us specially for this trip over here after months of negotiations and consultations. There will be practical on-vehicle experience included with the training.

For those not familiar with Herbert or AECS, he is a uniquely gifted, passionate, very professional serious electronic automotive diagnostic technician, specializing in oscilloscope based diagnostic training. Whilst Herbert (& his lovely wife Cunie) are both Dutch they now call NZ home and have built a successful business there devoted to Electronic diagnostic training and automotive equipment sales & service. Visit his for more info about him and his services and products sold (especially ATS5000 2ch scope or ATS5004 4ch).

I encourage anyone who is thinking about purchasing an oscilloscope (and lets face it, diagnostics is not the same without one) to seriously consider one on offer from AECS. You will not be disappointed.

To make this training viable we need your support, so please contact us to let us know of your interest and any questions or suggestions. There is a lot of work logistically to prepare and arrange this, so we need your feedback ASAP.

Please contact myself, John Jameson or Colin Naveau by email

2014 AADS NZ Branch Conference.

13-14 September. Nelson, NZ
NZ Branch AADS Conference Schedule: 
Friday 12th 
10.00-> Training and distributor meetings during the day. 
10.00->Trade Display set up during the day
6.00 Drinks in Trade Display area
7.00 Welcome and official opening of the Conference and Dinner  
Saturday 13th 
8.30-9.30 Annual General Meeting
9.30-10.30 NZIAM
10.30-11.00 Morning Tea
11.00-11.30 NZIAM
12.00 Ladies program departs from Hotel foyer
11.30-12.00 Robert Bosch Australia- Shenoa Davies
12.00-12.30 Robert Bosch Australia- Sean Randall
12.30-1.30 Lunch
1.30-2.00 Jason from -Orange Dog Talks about Automotive Marketing & Britten Motor Cycles
2.00-2.30 Turbocharger developments with Carl from Alltech Diesel & Turbo
2.30-3.0 DPF systems, Hartridge & Delphi developments with Chris from Diesel Distributors
3.15-5.30 WOWCars Visit
6.45 Evening function begins
7.15 Dinner served
8.30 Show starts- Dave Upfold
9.30 Half time- Desert and prize draws
10.30 Show concludes
Australian Automotive Aftermarket Conference 2014 - "Shifting Gears"
22 May 2014
Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre

Melbourne, VIC
For further details and full program please see the Conference Brochure
AADS Annual Convention 2014 - Changes in Technology
Esplanade Hotel Freemantle - By Rydges
46-54 Marine Terrace
Freemantle WA
Tel: +61 8 9432 4000
Thank youto those who joined us for the year’s premier Diesel Specialists’ event, held on the beautiful WA coast in 2014. 

The AADS 2014 Convention returned to WA after 10 years! What a great event! It'd be fair to say that by judging the number and size of smiles throughout the weekend that this was a very enjoyable and informative conference! If you missed out, you will get the chance to enjoy the next Conference in Sydney, March 2015. Some photos from the event are available on the 2014 Conference Photos page now with more to be loaded soon. 

Photos of the 2014 Conference are now available on the 2014 Conference Photos page in the new tab under Events or by clicking here (more photos to be loaded as they come available)

Thanks also go to our Convention Sponsors
Automotive Service Solutions - Click here for more information
Cornell Fuel Injection - Click here for more information
Delphi - Click here for more information
Denso Automotive Systems - Click here for more information
Diesel Distributors - Click here for more information
Freemantle Fuel Injection - Click here for more information
Robert Bosch - Click here for more information
United Fuel Injection - Click here for more information

Thank you also to the following companies for exhibiting at the AADS Convention 20-22nd March 2014:
Automotive Service Solutions - Click here for more information
Denco Diesel & Turbo - Click here for more information
Diesel Distributors - Click here for more information

AADS National Committee and NSW Branch Meeting

29-30 November 2013
Ettalong, NSW

AAAA Networking evening - Chapman Room, Parkroyal Parramatta, NSW

We are most welcome to invite your colleagues from the industry as your guests to this forum for the automotive industry.To download a copy of the invitation and to register your attendance please CLICK HERE.

AADS - NZ Branch Conference
13 - 15 September 2013
Sudima Auckland Airport Hotel, Auckland NEW ZEALAND
Click here for the Program and Registration
Young Guns (under 40's) meeting will be 4:30-5:00pm Saturday

Western Australia Branch Meeting and National AADS Committee Meeting 23 - 24 August 2013. Trade Winds Hotel, Freemantle (Perth, WA)

30 July - 2 August 2013
Manchester Hyatt, San Diego, California
Victoria Branch Meeting (Including AGM) and AADS National Committee Meeting
3 - 4 May 2013
The minutes for these are available in the Members area.
Past Events
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